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lines worked well. >> where? >> massachusetts. >> has it? >> yeah. >> it's covered people. it hasn't helped with costs. >> right. we didn't do enough with cost containment in obama care or romney care. >> is that what we should do in the states? >> look at the state exchanges. >> we shouldn't have done it with the federal program. >> it leaves it open the to the in some states someone is covered and in other states someone is not. that's not a fair system. >> you will have an individual mandate that says to people if they don't buy insurance we'll force you to pay a penalty, right? how long do you think that will last? >> it's done well in massachusetts. >> no, it hasn't. >> 96% coverage. >> you're not going to get a national approach which forces people to pay a penalty or buy something they don't want to buy. the uninsured population in this country is not monol ithic. it's 40 million. of whom 25 million are under 35 who are healthy and opted not to buy insurance because they don't think they will fall off their motorcycle. >> when they get into an accident or something bad happe
, but the white house counters that by saying that in massachusetts when it was introduced, the young people waited until the last minute to do it and them they all did it in the last minute. so it's going according to planned. we'll see what finally works. well, no, some day they will have to actually release the numbers when they know the numbers if anyone does sign up. >>> and then there's a bill to ban workplace discrimination against gays narrowly cleared a procedural road block in the senate with a support of a handful of republicans. passage is said to be likely by the end of this week. the measure will fois an uphill climb in the house where the speaker john boehner opposes it. and i was surprised, there are still some laws on the books that you're allowed to discriminate in certain places, which is -- not everyone i think realizes that at this point in time because so many things have changed recently. right? >> right. it's election day today. did you know this? >> i did. well, i saw the bounce in your step as you came walking in here. >> walking in here. >> he laughs at anything. i
or something. you're really smart from massachusetts. i've seen it -- >> right. i have competition. i have competition in the senate. >> that could never happen. >> i won't run against elizabeth warren. are you crazy? >> so then you -- then you have time to take up golf. all right, thank you. >> yeah, right. >> see you later. >>> coming up, we'll talk about gauging the consumer. walmart out with quarterly results. we'll do a channel check with dana tellsly next, and find out what she's seeing. and from playing cards to fishing rods, household appliances, somebody has one of the brands in their house. we'll talk to the chairman of jarden. your flat rate shipping. fedex one rate. really makes my life easier. maybe a promotion is in order. good news. i got a new title. and a raise? management couldn't make that happen. [ male announcer ] introducing fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ laughter ] ♪ [ female announcer ] each one of us is our own boss. ♪ and no matter where you are in life, ask your financial professional how lincoln financial can help
are uninsured. massachusetts is a model. what gets missed is massachusetts implemented five steps over 20 years. we're implementing five steps on one day. >> can we slow it down then? >> i don't think where we are now we can slow it down. that's why i think the whole question of collaboration among the key players is critical. you've got to get people together who are committed to making this work. i think the health plans are in it, consumer groups are in it. and i think that the physician and hospital community. you can't make policy from a political perspective and then turn it over to people to implement. we end up with what we have. >> just so i understand, you said it happened over 20 years, what happened? >> the first thing they combined the individual and small group market. the next thing they did was eliminate age, rating and compressed the age rating. then a few years later, they eliminated gender rating. then they eliminated the medical underwriting. and then the last step was the requirement for the individual mandate. so that was a culmination of a 20-year process. and what we're
's different. i don't know the answer there, though. >> massachusetts was slow to start, she, by the way, no doubt the most powerful woman in the world, i think. >> i think you may be right. >> i was going to say merkel or potentially soon to be yellen. >> no. she's been commenting on people. but i still think valerie is above merkel. how many people do they have in germany? this woman is powerful. anyway, this is a weird one. if there's one thing about medical science, it definitely is an art, not a science. and we don't know what to do a lot of times with cholesterol and heart disease and what helps it and what you need to do. now more people, i guess, could get statins, but other people don't need statins. so there are some new clinical guidelines being hailed as the biggest shift in cardiovascular disease prevention. the change could more than double the number of people who qualified for these cholesterol cutting drugs, the biggest selling drugs like lipitor. more could qualify, but a new guideline, the panel recommends abandoning the guidance, that you need a number, like below 100
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